Countdown to Atomization
It's official: the countdown until the end of Tocci's VDC department is running! About 6 months ago, we decided to explore "atomizing" our VDC department, deploying VDC staff to roles in Cost Engineering, Project Management and Field Operations. Our team already serves hybrid roles on projects, with some functions overlapping between more traditional roles. Looking more closely at this, we determined that the only way to further integrate VDC into our process was to decentralize it. So, by June 5, 2012 (at 5pm), our VDC department will be no more. About 80% of the team will transition to roles in the departments mentioned above; the remaining team will figure out how to maintain innovation, standards and training in a new department (to be named later!) without becoming arbitrary or standing in the way of projects. Or maybe, everyone will transition out and we'll figure out the rest later! More updates as the clock counts down.